Saskatchewan liquor stores are jumping on the green bandwagon, with the introduction of reuseable liquor bags.
The Broadview liquor store, along with all of the 79 other stores under the Saskatchewan Gaming Authority, began selling the bag on November 14, in an effort to help the environment.
"People are responding pretty well to them," said Carol Mills, manager of the Broadview Liquor Store. "People just have to remember to bring them in," she laughed.
Customers are being urged to bring one or more bags with them the next time they go liquor shopping to reduce the number of disposable bags being used. Most plastic bags end up in landfill sites after they're used, and can take hundreds of years to biodegrade.
The bags are large enough to hold up to six bottles of wine or spirits, and will sell for 97 cents, taxes included.
Liquor stores are planning to phase out plastic bags altogether, as current stocks are depleted. Paper bags, which are more environmentally friendly than plastic, will continue to be offered as an alternative to the reusables.